The following admonitions will be found
throughout the book:
A note presents interesting, sometimes technical, pieces
of information related to the surrounding discussion.
A tip offers advice or an easier way of doing
A caution alerts the reader to potential problems and
helps avoid them.
A warning advises the reader of a hazard condition that
may arise in a given scenario.
Cross-reference conventions for print will
be displayed as follows:
Internal references will look like this: Credits and License.The numeral
contained within square braces is the [page
External references, such as those pointing to a Web
site, will look like this.
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hyperlinks to handle cross-referencing.
Type conventions will be displayed as
File names or paths to directories will be shown in
Packages that need to be installed will be shown as:
Category > PackageName
Commands that you type at a Terminal
be shown as:
command to type
To start a Terminal
select: Applications->System Tools->Terminal
from the desktop menu system.
Options that you click, select, or choose in a user
interface will be shown in
When variables, parameters, SGML tags, etc. are
contained within a paragraph of text, they will be shown
in monospace type. Otherwise, they
will use the normal type.
Menu selections, mouse actions, and
A sequence of menu selections will be displayed as
Mouse actions shall assume a right-handed mouse
configuration. The terms “click”
refer to using the left mouse button. The term “right-click”
refers to using the right mouse button. The
refers to using the middle mouse button,
pressing down on the scroll wheel, or pressing both the
left and right buttons simultaneously, based on the
design of your mouse.
Keyboard short-cut combinations will be displayed as
.Where the conventions for
“Control”, “Shift,” and
“Alternate” keys will be
Ctrl, Shift, and
Alt, respectively, and shall mean
the first key is to be held down while pressing the
Code and mark-up samples will be formatted in a grey
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longer than the page width. To avoid having them run off
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formatting, it has been broken across two or more
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